Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor bookings open in the UK – Dealer says estimated price is Rs 5.13 lakh

The price will be confirmed on launch but is estimated £6k - says the UK dealer of Royal Enfield.

Royal Enfield finally took wraps off their new 650cc motorcycles. Called Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, these two will be launched in early 2018.

Speaking about power and torque, this new SOHC engine powering the new RE twins, delivers 47 PS power at 7,000 rpm and 52 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. These are decent figures, especially when you consider output figures of the Harley Davidson Street 750. Below are the engine specs in detail –

Engine Specifications
Type 4 stroke, 270 degree crank, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648ccparallel twin
Power 47bhp @ 7100rpm
Torque 52Nm @ 4000rpm
Bore x Stroke 78mm x 67.8mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Gearbox 6 speed
Fuel Management Fuel injection
Ignition Digital spark ignition – TCI

Millenium Motorcycles is the official dealer of Royal Enfield Motorcycles in the UK. On their Facebook page, they have announced that the Interceptor 650 bookings are now open. One can pay and advance payment of £100 and confirm their booking. Price has not been announced, but it is estimated to be at £6,000 (Rs 5.13 lakh), says the dealer. Considering that the motorcycle will be in made in India, expect a price tag of Rs 3-4 lakh.

India will be one of the first few markets to receive the new Royal Enfield 650. ABS will be standard, slipper clutch will also be on offer. Speaking about the two new motorcycles from RE, these have been developed keeping the inputs they received from their fans and loyal customers. This is why the first two motorcycles to be launched with the 650cc twin, are the Interceptor and Cafe Racer styled Continental GT 650.

RE says that the two motorcycles are tuned to be highway friendly and have a character-rich exhaust note. The new Royal Enfield twin cylinder motorcycles will be positioned as more affordable alternatives to their rivals. The twins will play a crucial role in the company’s long term global operations. Expect a Thunderbird 650 and a Himalayan 650 as well.